Ambassador to the Penguins: A Naturalist's Year Aboard a Yankee Whaleship

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David R. Godine Publisher, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 353 pages
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In 1912, a young naturalist named Robert Cushman Murphy was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to spend two years on one of the last Yankee whaleships out of New Bedford, on a voyage to Antarctica. During the voyage, Murphy kept a journal, packing it with observations of his experiences on board.

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User Review  - vernefan - LibraryThing

In 1912, Robert Cushman Murphy from Long Island, a young budding naturalist who is working for The American Museum of Natural History, sees his longtime dream come true; a chance to travel to distant ... Read full review

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User Review  - NellieMc - LibraryThing

Riveting book. The author, the granddaughter of Robert Cushman Murphy, a naturalist with the American Museum of Natural History, has taken his memoirs of the year (1912) he spent aboard one of the ... Read full review


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